The owner of the Sekin Fishermen Village Hotel & Resort, Jamal Md Yunus, continued to operate his resort despite it being sealed by the Sabak Bernam District Council (MDSB) for 14 days starting yesterday.
Jamal, who is also the Sungai Besar Umno division chief and the leader of the red-shirts, claimed he had complied with all the conditions, but failed to obtain a valid licence due to political interference.
"The resort was developed eight years ago and has been in operation since 2011. The question is, why aren’t we given the licence by MDSB although all conditions have been complied?" he told reporters at the resort in Sungai Besar today.
Earlier, Jamal 'reopened' the resort with a ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as removing the 'seal' used by MDSB to seal the premises.
Commenting on the 11 rooms that were demolished by the District and Land Office, Jamal said they should have notified him before demolishing the building.
He said his lawyer would seek a court order on Monday regarding the seal order and closure of the resort.
MDSB district officer Azlinda Azman said the order to close was issued as the resort was operating against regulations set under the Hotel Bylaws (Sabak Bernam District Council) 2013.